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Pirdehghan A, Mahmoodi S, Seifrabie M A, Haghighi M. Prevalence of Substance Abuse Among High School Students in Hamedan, Iran in 2015. Avicenna J Neuro Psycho Physiology. 2019; 6 (2)
URL: http://ajnpp.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-117-en.html
1- Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IRAN
2- Research Center for Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IRAN
3- Research Center for Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IRAN , haghighi@umsha.ac.ir
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Introduction: Substance abuse is one of the main health challenges leading to addiction and physical, psychological and social issues, which -in addition to individuals- can eliminate the foundation of family and community. The present study aimed to determine the frequency of experience of at least one-time abuse of addictive drugs and substance in high school students in Hamedan.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in 2015 in high schools of Hamedan using self-report questionnaire for identifying the amount of smoking cigarettes and other addictive substances. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software (SPSS version: 14).

Findings: Out of 800 distributed questionnaires, 29 questionnaires were incompletely delivered or were not completed. In total, 18% of the students had at least once addictive substance abuse. The most commonly substances were hookahs, cigarettes, alcohol, Independent risk factors for substance abuse experience includes male gender, non-governmental and vocational schools, mathematics major, history of school failed experience, and an average of less than 17.00 GPA, unemployment of a student's father, and student employment other than education.

Conclusion: The prevalence of hashish (cannabis) abuse and anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is high in Iran and codeine is the most commonly used substance in the non-prescribed groups.

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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Substance abuse, dependence, addiction
Received: 2019/03/10 | Accepted: 2019/09/7 | Published: 2019/10/15

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